Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Nurse Clinical Instructor (Psychiatric) (40 Hour)

Office/On-Site

Recruitment #220428-5911FP-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve. 

Are you a self-starter? Do you have a passion for supporting others? Do you want to make a difference while participating in a dynamic and reciprocal health care environment in the public sector? If so, we have an excellent opportunity for you to join our hospital’s team. 

The DMHAS, Whiting Forensic Hospital (WFH) is currently seeking a qualified and experienced individual for the position of Nurse Clinical Instructor (Psychiatric) within Staff Development.  This incumbent will work under the direction of the Director of Staff Development at WFH.  This role will be responsible for planning, developing, executing and evaluating professional development seminars, workshops, curricula and other instructional activities for professional, paraprofessional and health profession. 

This position is located at 70 O’Brien Drive in Middletown, CT.  It is full-time, 40 hours weekly.  The work schedule is Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Please note schedule may at times be flexed due to hospital training needs.  The position number is 119447. 

Discover the opportunity to: 

  • Be a part of a comprehensive team of caring professionals; 
  • Provide support to hospital that is passionate about improving the lives of those we serve; 
  • Assist our clients and employees so they can achieve success; 
  • Make a difference in the public sector; and 
  • Work together in a collaborative team environment. 
We specialize in providing inpatient services to individuals involved in the criminal justice system. The hospital consists of 91 maximum security beds and 138 enhanced security beds.  Services are provided to individuals who are admitted under the following categories: Psychiatric Security Review Board commitment, Criminal court order for restoration of competency to stand trial, Civil commitment (voluntary or involuntary) and Transfer from the Department of Correction (during period of incarceration or at end of sentence). Discharge options are dependent on legal status and the purpose of admission. 

What’s in It for You - Comprehensive Benefits

  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage; 
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings; 
  • Retirement healthcare offerings; 
  • Professional growth and development opportunities; 
  • Outstanding work-life balance!    
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Selection Plan

Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualifications, as listed on the job opening, will be considered for this role, as determined by qualifications stated on the submitted application. 

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. 

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. 

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception.  Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov

This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. 

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 

Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process. 

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process.  Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account. 

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. 

Note:  At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include:  a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.  Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Doreen Clemson at Doreen.Clemson@ct.gov or (860) 785-9855.     

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state health care facility or institution this class is accountable for developing curricula and teaching the principles and practices of nursing and health related subjects to nursing personnel and interdisciplinary staff.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

In collaboration with interdisciplinary staff members participates in assessment of educational needs and requirements of staff and patients and/or clients by determining areas of deficiencies and considering government regulations; participates in development of curricula; conducts research to obtain most recent information about identified topic; delivers curricula to targeted groups including instruction in theory and provision of clinical experience; evaluates effectiveness of curricula through analyses of class participation, feedback and written tests; participates in workshops designed for career advancement of nursing staff; instructs staff of all levels in orientation and other programs; supervises learning experiences of staff in programs; acts as a role model to nursing and health care staff by demonstrating and teaching professional behaviors; participates in approved continuing education programs to enhance professional competence and shares this information with other staff members; prepares and submits reports as required; maintains records of those persons participating in educational programs; protects human and civil rights of patients and/or clients and staff; may participate on committees and in recruitment process; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of nursing in appropriate specialty serviced by agency; knowledge of teaching, counseling and evaluation principles and techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to develop curricula; ability to interview; ability to identify the potential of applicants for health careers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Three (3) years' experience in hospital or institutional nursing as a registered professional nurse in the appropriate specialty serviced by the agency.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the level of Head Nurse working with the type of patients and/or clients serviced by the agency.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. A Bachelor's degree in nursing may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
2. A Master's degree in nursing may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Our preferred candidate will possess the following: 

  • Experience providing Behavioral Health instructional training in a classroom setting with multiple participants.
  • Experience creating lesson plans for professional and paraprofessional employees in a health care setting.
  • Experience evaluating and identifying potential gaps in training deliverables.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license as a registered professional nurse in Connecticut.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.



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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.